Just a random thought that floated through my head recently and got me wondering. I know technically you could by way of a stock like Navient/Sallie Mae but that is still an equity at the whims of the market, or if you happen to be an institution you could do SLABS. But on a more practical level... If there was some kind of financial product that allowed you to directly invest in an individual's or group of individual's loans - would you do it? It seems to me like it could be an interesting strategy, not unlike a bond/cd/annuity, that would guarantee some modest return to the investor while offering better rates than the big lenders to the student. As long as the screening process didn't screw up, it seems like a pretty stable investment since it is non-dischargeable debt too. Anyway... that's my shower thought for the day.
What do you guys/gals think?
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